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Our mission is to strengthen youth and families by providing evidence-based programs that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and maximize student success.

What Posey County says about Youth First

“With the increasing demands for support in mental health, the role of our Youth First Social Worker is extremely valuable, not only to our students but also to our parents and faculty. South Terrace Elementary School is fortunate to have this outstanding resource in our building.”

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County Advocates

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Bill GillenwaterDrew HeckertClark Stanfill
Andrew WilsonSteven HardingGeoff Gentil
Kelly CarltonAnna KunkelKeith Rawley

Posey News

Kids Need to Fail to be Successful

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By Nolan Miller, MSW, LCSW - July 17, 2024 - Picture this. You are in school and kids are choosing teams for a basketball game. Five students are very good at the sport and five may need to work on their skills a bit more. No matter how…

Siblings Can Teach Each Other Empathy

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By Haley Ballard, MSW, LSW - July 11, 2024 - Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. It is an important skill for children to develop, because it helps them understand and connect with others from all walks…

Establishing Communication with Your Child from an Early Age

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By Kacie Shipman, MSW, LSW - July 3, 2024 - It’s important to teach your child to communicate well from an early age. Getting your children to share their thoughts or feelings with you can sometimes feel like an impossible task. Often,…

Our Mission

Youth First’s mission is to strengthen youth and families by providing evidence-based programs that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and maximize student success.

Youth First exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and their families. Youth First Social Workers provide specialized mentoring and caring support to students in partnering schools, readily available to assess and address students, family and school needs. Youth First prevention programs give kids the readiness, resiliency, and relationship skills needed to face life’s challenges.

Youth First in
Posey County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Posey County, contact Regional Development Officer Megan Higgins.

Find out more about Youth First Social Workers available in Posey County

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that  promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and maximize student success.

Youth First exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and their families. Youth First Social Workers provide specialized mentoring and caring support to students in partnering schools, readily available to assess and address students, family and school needs. Youth First prevention programs give kids the readiness, resiliency, and relationship skills needed to face life’s challenges.

Youth First in Posey County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Posey County, contact Regional Development Officer Megan Higgins.

Find out more about Youth First Social Workers available in Posey County

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that  promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and maximize student success.

Youth First exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and their families. Youth First Social Workers provide specialized mentoring and caring support to students in partnering schools, readily available to assess and address students, family and school needs. Youth First prevention programs give kids the readiness, resiliency, and relationship skills needed to face life’s challenges.

Youth First in Posey County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Posey County, contact Regional Development Officer Megan Higgins.

Find out more about Youth First Social Workers available in Posey County